Last night, the NoExpectations4Us team came out to support Mr.217, @two7teen (Instagram), and friends on their new movie Hottlanta. Hottlanta is a coming to age film about two friends, @two7teen and @Beyondrich_yt, from Atlanta, Georgia who are trying to become more relevant in the city by entering in a dance competition. They come across the usual teenage adversities, such as trying to fit in, environmental influences, and teenage temptations. @two7teen and @beyondrich_yt along with Rae Stone and DeeJay 2 Hunna take us on a journey of different, old and new Atlanta dances that have made a major impact on American pop culture and the Hip Hop scene, as they show us the importance of friendship in the city of Atlanta.
The turn out of the pre-screening of Hottlanta the movie was epic with special guests from Hip Hop and music blogs; Atlanta music artists such as Bandit Gang Marco, Freco and Merlo, Bankroll Fresh, DeeJay 2 Hunna, Ambition Banks, We Are Toonz, @TRSMuzik and many more. @two7teen did a great job of articulating his perspective of growing up in the city of Atlanta and how the influences of Atlanta Hip Hop and the dances that came out of Atlanta have influenced his passion as an artist, music producer, and a young filmmaker. It was great to see a movie that portrays the significance Atlanta has played in the past and the present of Hip Hop, pop culture, film, and even social media, today. Many may compare this film to You Got Serve, ATL, or even the southern version of Brotherly Love, in a sense of telling a story of young people growing up in particular city, but this movie can’t be compared. It flourishes in its own category of film.
The screening of Hottlanta is the first of many great projects @two7teen and his friends are orchestrating this year,and NoExpectations4Us.com is along for the ride. @two7teen is opening up many doors and avenues for millennials that come after him to pursue their passions in music, producing, dancing, writing, filming, etc. The Hottlanta movie was not only a great film, but it also showed the unity of young people in Atlanta working together to pursue their passions in the Black Hollywood of the east coast. Look out Spike Lee, @two7teen has produced innovative art that is ready to be seen by the masses!